Repentance from a Positive Viewpoint, Part 2

2. Repentance is a privilege granted from the Lord after one believes. “Him did God exalt…to give repentance to Israel” (Acts 5:31). “Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life” (Acts 11:18). (See also 2 Peter 3:9 and Revelation 2:21.) Continue reading “Repentance from a Positive Viewpoint, Part 2”

Repentance from a Positive Viewpoint, Part 1

Repentance has been called “the hardest command”; yet, what wonderful blessings attend the command, “Repent” (Acts 2:38). Yes, and what notable sources we have to motivate us to repent (Rom. 2:4). Jesus had difficulty getting people to repent (Matt. 11:20-22). It is not hard to get a man to believe; in fact, it is far more difficult to overthrow the testimony and evidence that produces faith. It is not hard to get a genuine penitent to consent to baptism. But repentance is different. Continue reading “Repentance from a Positive Viewpoint, Part 1”

Obeying The Gospel By Ron Boatwright

 The word “gospel” literally means good news or good tidings.  What does the Bible say that the gospel is?  1 Corinthians 15:1-4 says, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel….by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.  For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received; that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”  Here we see the good news of the gospel is that Christ died, and was buried, and was raised again on the third day.  Also notice, they were saved by the gospel. Continue reading “Obeying The Gospel By Ron Boatwright”